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Acute Cholecystitis Medication
I have hypothyroidism from past 18 yrs and I am on medication and in control. Now I have acute cholecystitis. Is this because of my sluggish thyroid?
Depends on severity: Of acute cholecystitis. In severe cases, an operation needs to be done right away. In less severe cases, limited amount of oral intake is ok, as long as you are on antibiotics. If you can handle liquids with no pain, ginger ale should be no problem compared to other liquids. ...Read more
Yes: Right upper abdominal pains or mid upper abdominal pains with nausea after eating can be a sign of gallbladder inflammation from gallstones. Have you been evaluated for gallstones or cholecystitis? Other things like gastritis or pancreatitis or esphagitis can cause similar pains, and needs a medical evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more
Can you tell me in acute cholecystitis, if the diagnosis is evidently clinically, is an usg abdomen still a must?
Pateint with acute cholecystitis but he take treatment and now is well his operation postpond for 2 months ..for how long he should take antibiotic?
Been havin episodes of severe pain under breastbone, HIDA scan showed gallstones & 48% function but no acute cholecystitis, could still begallbladder?
Gallbladder removed 4 weeks ago due to acute cholecystitis. Have constant right side flank pain and pain under right rib cage. Is this normal healing?
Unlikely: Did you have a laparoscopic or open removal of the gall bladder. If open, normal post-operative pain where you describe could still be present. However, it is more likely that you had the gall bladder removed with the scopes. If so, you really shouldn't have any more pain there. Were there any complications? Do you have any other symptoms? It's difficult for me to help more without more info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of white cells: Acute cholecystitis has more neutrophils, and chronic cholecystitis has more lymphocytes. The symptoms however are usually the same - right upper quadrant abdominal pain sometimes associated with nausea and vomiting. In the acute phase, the pain however can be worse and associated with higher fever. The treatment however is the same for both, operation to remove the gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My cousin recently got surgery for acute acalculous cholecystitis. Any foods you shouldn't eat after getting the surgery?
NO: After biliary surgery, there is no foods to avoid. You may hear that fats need to be avoided, but that's a false recommendation. a small fraction of patients will have urgency post op but that's temporary and self limited. ...Read more
See below: Mild means that. Chronic means present a long time. Cholecystitis means inflammation of the gallbladder. Put together would indicate long standing irritation from gallstones. If there are no gallstones then could be a minimal finding of slight gallbladder irritation from pathology. It is benign. ...Read more
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